Photographer's Note

May 1st, 2012
Saint-Jean-de-Buèges 340264 34380
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.829 3.618 160 m

The keep, Saint-Jean-de-Buèges

One view.
Another view.

Above the village of Saint-Jean-de-Buèges, the keep of the BAULX CASTLE 12h 13th 14th centuries. A very pleasant castle by its "human size". During the sixth edition of the Médiévales festival.

The construction of the Baulx castle begins in 12th century. Taking advantage of the dominance of the rocky peak, backed by the Roc de Tras Castel, a watchtower evolved from the 13th to the 14th century to a fortress of which remain today the dungeon, a main building, towers and walls.
The castle then fell into the hands of some owners of high degree, before being given to the city hall in 1987, what allowed the launch in 1990 of works of saving and restoration, and series of historic excavations.

_ Saint-Jean-de-Buèges, overlooked by Séranne mountain, 940 m with highest, and causse of the Selle, is an authentic medieval village, nested in the valley of THE BUÈGES which crosses also the villages of Pégairolles-de-Buèges, Saint-Jean-de-Buèges and Saint-Andre-de-Buèges.
It is a place splendid and quiet, no surge of mass, it is the field of the amateurs of nature, uneven and beautiful images. One takes there also time to live on the terrace of single and small tavern of the valley.

_ The BUÈGES river, takes its source from a karstic resurgence, near the hamlet of Méjanel, draining part of water of the Séranne mountain and of yhe CAUSSE OF LARZAC. It throws in the river Herault after a 12 km length course, of which a few kilometers in the basement of rocks limestones, reappearing only by abundant rain. Overlooked by the Séranne mountain 940 m highest, and the causse of the Selle, its valley cut in the rock is a true haven of peace, paradise of strolls and the excursion. Description of the Buèges river.

SAINT-JEAN-DE-BUÈGES is a french commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 201 Saint-Jeannais in 2009, distributed on 16.9 km², that is to say 11.9 hab./km².

_ Vassal of the baronnie of Pégairolles, the seigniory of "Saint-Jean-de-Buèges" appears in the texts into 990.

Saint-Jean de Buèges history.

My images of Saint-Jean-de-Buèges.
My images of the Buèges Valley.

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